On his Facebook page, Roach wrote, “Late last fall, our beloved maestro unexpectedly required emergency surgery. The outpouring of love and support that he received at that time was greatly appreciated, and still is. After much loving care he was able to return to his home in New York City for over a month, where he passed away today.”
Roach told Playbill.com, "Luigi was part of four Broadway productions. He was brought to NY from L.A. for his first, Happy Hunting with Ethel Merman, which gave him a job for a year. [He] then went on to work in and assist Onna White and Lee Scott in three other shows. It was because of his Broadway productions he stayed in New York during the days he first taught at June Taylor's then branched out and started his own classes. Those classes and eventual school took off like wildfire."
Roach said Faccuito will be buried in his hometown of Steubenville, OH, and that a memorial celebration of his life and legacy will be announced in the near future.